When I got up this morning Ignacio had sent me this sad message on my mobile phone (thanks for that)
Guru was one of the first in the SOTA family that I had an exchange with… and it was a disagreement. But we kept in touch and found a compromise.
Just a little later, I felt that this must be a really great guy that I would like to meet privately. That and the many great photos from the area made me decide to go to Pamplona last September. We had a great time together and talked for hours… And it went way beyond amateur radio! At the time, the prognosis for his treatment was also good. We made plans about his visit to me.
A few weeks ago he wrote me that it was not looking good at all… and that one had to expect everything. It was clear what that meant, even though you don’t want to admit it!
It hurts very much to have lost this wonderful person. But this pain will go away… and what will remain is the feeling of gratitude that one was allowed to call this man one’s friend for a while!
RIP Guru - your friend Armin
Guru in action